History of the World: Part I

Ten million years in the making. The truth, the whole truth, and everything, but the truth!

History of the World: Part I (1981)


An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Mel Brooks

Release Date: 1981-06-12
Status: Released
Run time: 92 min / 1:32
Budget: $11,000,000
Revenue: $31,672,907
Production Companies : Brooksfilms, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America



Mel Brooks
Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
Dom DeLuise
Emperor Nero
Madeline Kahn
Empress Nympho
Harvey Korman
Count de Monet
Cloris Leachman
Madame Defarge
Ron Carey
Gregory Hines
Pamela Stephenson
Mademoiselle Rimbaud
Shecky Greene
Marcus Vindictus
Sid Caesar
Chief Caveman
Mary-Margaret Humes
Orson Welles
Rudy De Luca
Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman Empire
Leigh French
Prehistoric Woman
Richard Karron
Prehistoric Man
Susette Carroll
Prehistoric Man
Sammy Shore
Prehistoric Man
J.J. Barry
Prehistoric Man
Earl Finn
Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire
Suzanne Kent
Prehistoric Man
Michael Champion
Prehistoric Man
Howard Morris
Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire
Charlie Callas
Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
Dena Dietrich
Competence - The Roman Empire
Paul Mazursky
Roman Officer - The Roman Empire
Jack Riley
Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire
Art Metrano
Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
Diane Day
Caladonia - The Roman Empire
Henny Youngman
Chemist - The Roman Empire
Hunter von Leer
Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire
Fritz Feld
Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire
Hugh Hefner
Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire
Pat McCormick
Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire
Barry Levinson
Column Salesman - The Roman Empire
Johnny Silver
Small Liar - The Roman Empire
John Hurt
Jesus - The Roman Empire
Jeana Keough
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)
Heidi Sorenson
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Lori Sutton
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Jackie Mason
Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition
Phil Leeds
Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition
Jack Carter
Rat Vendor - The French Revolution
Spike Milligan
Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution
John Hillerman
Rich Man - The French Revolution
Sydney Lassick
Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)
Fiona Richmond
Queen - The French Revolution
Nigel Hawthorne
Citizen Official - The French Revolution
Bea Arthur
Dole office clerk (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos
French Girl (uncredited)
Ron Clark
Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire


Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Sound John Morris Original Music Composer
Art Harold Michelson Production Design
Editing John C. Howard Editor
Writing Mel Brooks Screenplay
Directing Mel Brooks Director
Production Mel Brooks Producer
Production Stuart Cornfeld Producer
Camera Woody Omens Director of Photography
Production Joel Chernoff Producer
Production Alan Johnson Producer

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